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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Recycled Glass Path at Trailside Museum in Illinois

By Dan Woznica     OakPark-River Forest Patch

A new 1,000-square-foot pathway at River Forest's Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum will be made almost entirely of crushed recycled glass. Representatives at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County say they intend for the trail to promote eco-friendly landscaping. Installation is underway.

“Here's a good use of material that could end up in a landfill,” Dave Kircher, chief landscape architect for the project, said. “The other side is, the permeable pavement.”

The new trail, composed of a porous material known as FilterPave, filters stormwater, so rain that falls onto the pavement trickles down through a mixture of specially processed glass and into the soil below. Along the way, pollutants in the water get trapped inside the pavement.

Some 90 glass bottles comprise one square foot of the pavement. The bottles can be of any color, but the Trailside path in River Forest itself will be light brown.

Kircher says the pavement's visual appeal is another of its perks: unlike concrete or asphalt, the path's light brown blends into the surrounding forest environment. And unlike woodchips, says Kircher, the trail is handicap-accessible and low-maintenance.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Schiffer Books Fall 2011 Catalogue Has Been Released

The upcoming book cover can be seen in the large photo on page 9. The fall catalogue can be downloaded from the Schiffer Books website by clicking here.

The book release date is a little more than three months away.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Works from Kitengela Glass

"Anselm Croze and the craftsmen at Kitengela Glass have been busy, and are back, showcasing new works from the plains of Kitengela."

"From giant chandeliers to curtain finials; walls of glass & steel to cupboard knobs - public and private, massive and mini, hand-crafted to order. New branding, new products, new ideas-all from recycled glass-and a new website, "

"If you can't find time to visit the Kitengela Hot Glass studio (Kiserian) and experience first hand the talented artisans at work, check out the new website,you'll find a video of glassblowing Kenya-style to enjoy from the comfort of your computer. "

Kitengela Glass is located opposite the Nairobi National Park, at the end of a rough road.

Screen 2m Square, Blown & Casted Elements

Monday, July 11, 2011

Recycled Glass Balloon Vases

Viva Terra has some organic looking recycled glass balloon vases for sale at $69 each.  I like the lopsided appearance of these vessels.

Click here for more information.